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care for first respond who are became sick after working at the world trade center site. the program is still funded into next year, but unless it's renewed, officials say it'll have to start shutting down by next summer. happening now, tens of millions of people along the east coast preparing for the possible arrival of hurricane joaquin. storm expected to reach the bahamas today before turning towards the u.s. the exact path still uncertain. communities across our air rea are building sand dunes along the coast just in case. on the upper east side, this is the office of emergency management handing out emergency go bags to more than 150 concerned residents. >> i think we'll be prepared. i think it's going to be okay. we learned from the last time. >> in north carolina, crews are preparing for the possibility of joaquin hitting outer banks. more meetings are being held today to determine if
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evacuations should be co i nsidered. 5:04 now. let's get a check of the weather with raphi. >> well in advance of hurricane joaquin, potentially affecting the tri-state. we have a bit of a rough stretch. it's one of those cool and raw days. the winds picking up. we have some wind and rain to deal with, especially south and east of town on friday as we head into the afternoon. of course, we're tracking hurricane joaquin a major hurricane that could affect us as we head into the late weekend, early next week time frame. you can see on storm tracker some light showers right now off to the south and east. very light, nothing heavy like what we saw overnight into yesterday. your first forecast shows it's cool outside. jacket weather this morning. 56 degrees. some 40s well north and west of town. we don't warm up today. no sunshine, lots of clouds, and temperatures stay in the school 60s. it's time to swap out that wardrobe for today. much more of a fall feel on this thursday. we'll have the latest on joaquin and the latest path from the national hurricane center coming up in a few. right now lauren scala is here
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with your commute. >> good morning, everyone. if you are a long island commuter in smithtown, local problem out here. an accident investigation. main street shut down in both directions. a spot to avoid. of course, you can take other local streets to get around it. if you're getting on the buses, still a lot of detours. for nj transit commuters, don't see detours too often at this hour, but bus routes 25 and 70 are on detour. let's talk about the trains. everything looks good out there. all running without delays or service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much. 5:06 right now. new this morning, we're learning about new rules that will apply to every member of the nypd. the commissioner will lay them out at a news conference today. katherine creag is in midtown with more. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. this is all about documenting nypd cases of use of force between police officers and civilians.
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national attention when former tennis pro james blake was arrested here on this sidewalk, taken down. he was later cleared. it was a case of mistaken identity. officers thought he was a suspect in a credit card fraud ring. blake was later released, the officer put on desk duty. also, the case of eric garner, who died after a police officer put him in a chokehold. it happened on staten island. there have also been other cases. "the new york times" reports the nypd will establish specific guidelines when there's an encounter between an officer and civilian, when there's use of force, when there's an arrest, even if the other person is clear. officers who witness excessive use of force will also be disciplined if they don't file a report. we will hear from commissioner bratton a little later today in a press conference. he'll give details. back to you. >> kat, thank you. 5:07 now.
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one person has died in the latest legionnaires' outbreak in the bronx and 13 others have become sick. officials plan to hold a town hall meeting tonight in morris park at 8:00 p.m. this is to answer questions from worried residents. so far, inspectors have found the bacteria in 15 cooling towers. mainly these towers on the einstein college campus. we spoke with one man who says he was admitted to the hospital there and asked to be discharged early. >> my brother told me about it. he said it's in your area. i got really nervous, you know. turned the tv on and seen it. immediately i wanted to just leave. >> well, the bacteria has also been found in cooling towers at chase bank and lehman high school. today is the deadline for a special task force to admit its suggestion for the future of times square. this morning we have a look at what they will propose. kerry barrett is here with that. >> good morning. yeah, the deadline that mayor de blasio set up for this task force to come up with these recommendations, it does expire today.
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but what ideas exactly have they come up with? there's a few. they're not on paper yet. but we can tell you for sure those pedestrian plazas that so many complain about, they're not going to be ripped out, as police commissioner bill bratton recently suggested. we all know the painted women and costume characters will be allowed to stay as well. but the task force is proposing a few new rule. they should release them later today. the general idea is that the new york department of transportation would be given authority to regulate where these characters and where these women can stand and maybe those guys will even have i.d. numbers assigned to them. >> we do anticipate that there will be areas that will -- or restricted areas of some sort because we want to have time, place, and manner restrictions that are constitutional and at the same time protect the rights of people who are there and their enjoyment as well. >> so all of this would be under
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that will be designed to deter aggressive or even illegal behavior. we know the task force was set up six weeks ago, but they only met for the first time two weeks ago. so there are a couple of other proposals on the table as well. we will talk about them coming up in the 6:00 hour. >> thank you, kerry. we just can't with the women. >> and where will those women put those i.d. tags? >> that's probably the most important question of the morning, kerry. thank you. all right. 5:10 now. secret service facing new controversy. this time breaching a key congressman's privacy. details are in the inspector general's report. agents improperly accessed a private file on this congressman. it turns out he once applied to work at the agency. agents threatened to release what they felt was embarrassing information on him. at the time, he was leading an investigation into the secret service. hillary clinton's campaign insists her e-mails as secretary
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are, but a new report says russian hackers tried to get into her private server. clinton was sent e-mails with malicious software attached five different times. meanwhile, the state department on wednesday released 6,000 more pages of her e-mails. it's 5:10. just ahead, it's sure to spark a debate. what one woman received in the mail after missing a friend's wedding. >> oh, no. plus, decades in the making. it's a reunion made possible by a facebook post. and it's a busy morning for storm team 4. your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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welcome back. 5:14. here are four things to know this morning. today a new public awareness campaign launches, spearheaded by new york city's first lady. violence. among the places you will notice it, all chase bank atm machines. message. hundreds of thousands of calphalon pizza cutters are being recalled because the handle could break. nbcnewyork.com. overnight, the new schedule went into effect for the staten island ferry. the ferry now runs every 30
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unless you just got back from michigan, you probably did not become a big winner. one winning ticket to the $310 million powerball jackpot was sold in the great lakes state of michigan. >> congratulations to the winner. they're having a good day. >> in the meantime, we're going to take a look at your weather. a lot going on around the tri-state, especially in the tropics. everyone is talking about hurricane joaquin. now a category 3 storm rapidly intensified last night. now a major hurricane affecting the bahamas. hurricane warnings stretching across the bahamas. here are the commuter puter models. there is a trend towards the mid-atlantic states, the carolinas, north carolina, virginia. but there's also lots of
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saturday and sunday as to where the storm will go. some models taking it closer to the tri-state. there are several, in fact, that take it close to new york city. too close for comfort. it's not time to let our guard down by in means. you can see the latest stats on joaquin. 120-mile-per-hour winds. a major category 3 storm drifting off to the south and west. it could pack winds of 140 miles per hour as we head into tomorrow, early afternoon. we're going to track it closely sunday night into monday. potential for landfall here across the carolinas as a weaker storm. a significant storm nonetheless. then watch what happens. this is the official track from the national hurricane center showing the potential for landfall in the mid-atlantic around the new york city region perhaps by tuesday morning as a weaker hurricane or a strong tropical storm. all of these scenarios are possible. which one is going to happen remains to be seen. coastal flooding advisories have been expanded to the south for
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minor tidal flooding happening at high today at 11:00 this morning and 11:00 tonight. coastal flooding watch in effect for friday morning and friday night. we could see some moderate flooding there. the flooding, even though we're still a ways away from joaquin, that's going to be a problem over the next few days and the winds. a high wind watch in effect for friday morning through saturday afternoon down the jersey shore. it's a raw and rainy period starting tomorrow especially. temperatures in the 50s and 60s, below average for a change. we'll be watching joaquin very closely over the weekend. right now, it looks like a good weekend to stay inside. we'll take a look at the full forecast for joaquin in a few. right now here is lauren with your commute. >> good morning. things are moving along nicely so far. we'll take a look outside at the brooklyn bridge, where you have road work that shuts down the manhattan side of the span.
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then we will head over for a live look at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. things moving nicely into the tolls. the george washington bridge and holland tunnel also aren't seeing any delays. on the rfk bridge, cars getting on to it and off of it on the manhattan side. things moving along nicely. overall, the roads are in great shape. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> thank you very much, lauren. 5:18 right now. world leaders will be listening today when israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu speaks before the u.n. general assembly. he may talk about the nuclear deal with iran and may react to developments at the u.n. on wednesday, the palestinian flag was raised for the first time on u.n. grounds. also, palestinian leader mahmoud abbas said he no longer recognizes a peace deal. russia claims it bombed eight isis positions. the pentagon says the russians
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actually targeted other opponents of syrian president assad. those people were also fighting isis. reports say one targeted group had been trained by the cia. the u.s. was warned of those air strikes only about an hour before they happened. today's cnbc report, today is the deadline for businesses to have new machines in place to start reading those chip-enabled credit card. shoppers won't be affected. merchants who do not have the new machines will now be responsible for fraudulent purchases and not the issuer of the credit card. now to a great story. an emotional reunion that happened, all thanks to a post on facebook. a 21-year-old nurse at the time holding a badly burned 3-month-old girl. her name, amanda. two weeks ago, amanda posted the photos on facebook saying she wanted to know the nurse's name, maybe meet her. someone answered that post with a name susan burger.
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on tuesday, the two were reunited. >> all i could think of it when i picked her up, she just melted in my arms. >> the emotion i felt i wasn't prepared for when i saw her. i get to know the woman in the picture now. >> isn't that great? great picture there to show you how they've changed. the reunion took place at the albany medical center. that's where they first met all the way back in 1977. great stuff. >> beautiful story. it's 5:20 right now. it happens to a lot of us. something comes up t the last minute and you can't make it to your friend's wedding. jessica baker of minnesota faced that dilemma. her mom couldn't babysit, so baker and her husband stayed home. then she got a bill from the bride and groom for the meals they never ate. $75.90. an explanation was also demanded for her absence. >> i guess i don't know what the right answer would have been, what the right thing to do would have been. under no circumstances should you choose to follow up after
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why they couldn't attend or much less sending a bill. >> yeah, baker said she's not paying for the meal. >> it's on. >> i think that friendship is over, right? >> pretty much. >> i've been on both sides. i had once a serious family hospitalization emergency, couldn't attend. you know, explained. at my own wedding, i had the equivalent of ten no shows. it adds up. i mean, you try your best. but you can't send a bill. i would never send a bill. i'm going to send lauren a bill for breakfast last tuesday. she was busy. she had to work. >> okay. 5:21 now. ahead, the household chore that actually could be a stress reliever reliever. plus, this morning, the woman who helped orchestrate the upstate prison break now in a jail cell in our area. you're watching "today in new york."
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all right. a live look there looking at route 3. that's back towards manhattan. time for weather and traffic on
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the 4s. just looking at all the models that you've presented and the chances with each one. >> i wish we could have a better view of where it's headed right now, but unfortunately we hasc three scenarios that all could happen. we know which one we want to happen. at's out to oea. let's look at that first. hurricane track number one that, would be out to sea. that would be much better for everyone, except for bermuda. but there's only a 10% chance of that happening right now. that may change. hopefully that chance will increase. for us it would be breezy all week d. that's really just about it. some rain on friday. some rough surf. track number two, that's the worst-case scenario. that's the northeast landfall monday night into tuesday morning. now there's a 35% chance of that happening. that would be major impact. that would be the damaging winds, power outages, the flooding and severe coastal impacts as well. again, 35% chance of that happening. the best chance right now based on the computer model guidance and the national hurricane
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that takes the hurricane south of us, landfall to the carolinas, virginia. about a 55% of that happening. the heaviest rain stays to the south. it will still be win de. we'll have beach erosion and maybe power outages. this is a very large storm. the hurricane-force winds will extend well out from the center. so this will be impacting us as well but not as bad as track number two. we want track number one to happen. every time we get a new run of computer models, we can sort of pinpoint it a little more. right now there's still ha quite a wide spread. it's time to prepare, not panic. you just need to start thinking of the all the preparations of what you may need to do. >> how often are they updated? >> every six hours we get a new run of computer models. >> so by noon. >> yes. >> and you're on twitter. >> yeah, we're all tweeting. definitely. all of it. >> you're everywhere. the roads and rails look good
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here's your commuter checklist. everything moving along nicely this morning. let's take a live look outside at the new jersey turnpike. here's what it looks like out by newark liberty airport. we have up to 60-minute delays on arrivals over at newark airport this morning. we also have a disabled truck southbound on the western spur of the turnpike by exit 15w. i'll continue to keep you upe dated on all those things. a pretty nice commute. >> thank you very much. michael, maybe you should volunteer to do the dishes tonight. a new study by researchers at florida state university says it could relieve stress. but they say you have to do it, quote, mindfully. that means pay attention. use soap and pay attention to the water temperature, smell the soap, that sort of thing. their udy was small. only about 50 students participated. i reject that study. >> i reject it too. >> but you know what, when you're doing dishes and cleaning the kitchen, if you're alone, you tend to be able to zone out and think of what you need to do. >> very zen.
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>> i guess. ahead, the mega concert that could be coming to our area. >>,> plus, how much more is your commute going to cost you in newstjersey? >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in midtown. the nypd will start documenting in specific details cases of use of force. it won't just involve the police officer wh s physically involved but officers who witnessed it. we'll give you the information coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take uses with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. we'll be right back. [instrumental music playing]
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right now tens of millions are watching the forecast. the newest track of hurricane joaquin just released. plus, some major changes set to be unveiled by the police commissioner. this morning a lot of you will be digging a little deeper into your pocket before catching your train. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's thursday morning. it is october 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris is off, but raphael miranda is here with the forecast. even before we worry about the storm, we've gone from beautiful weather during the pope's visit to really not so nice. >> yeah, it's quite a drastic change out there this morning. very fall like on this thursday morning.
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it's breezy, a little raw. it stays that way throughout the day today. we could also see minor coastal flooding. 56 degrees outside. it's jacket weather. a couple showers are possible throughout the day. mainly south and east of town. i don't think rain is a big story today. it's more about that fall feel. breezy all day long. we'll have the latest on hurricane joaquin and where it's headed coming up in a few. right now lauren scala is here to tell you where you're headed today. >> not too many problems out there on the roads. we'll head over to the new jersey turnpike. we're on the western spur out there just before exit 15w. you have a disabled truck out there in the left lane. not really causing a problem yet. where we're seeing the delay is on the new york state throughway. southbound from 14b into the spring valley tolls. the roadway is reduced to one lane. you can see one lane of traffic getting through here. leave yourself some extra time there. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead. 5:32. new this morning, new rules that will apply to every member of the nypd.
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in a news conference today. katherine creag is in midtown now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, darlene. you said it. this is about each and every police officer of the nypd documenting cases of use of force between officers and civilians. there was one case in particular that received national attention. it happened here on this sidewalk when former tennis pro james blake was arrested by a police officer, taken down, the moment captured on that surveillance video. officers thought he was a suspect in a credit card fraud ring. blake was later released, the officer put on desk duty. the case of eric garner, who died after a police officer put him in a chokehold. it happened on staten island. and there have been other cases. "the new york times" today reports the nypd will establish beginning today specific guidelines when there is an encounter between an officer and civilian when there's use of force but also when there's an arrest, even if the person is cleared. we just talked with a woman who says this may help in certain
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communities where cop and civilian relationships need mending. >> i think it would. i think more people would feel more safer. sometimes they don't even ask any questions. they just throw you to the ground. i mean, we've been having a lot of that. >> reporter: also, other officers who witnessed a colleague using excessive force will be disciplined if they don't intervene, if they don't make a report of what happened or if they don't get medical assistance for someone who says they need it, according to "the new york times." commissioner bratton has a press conference scheduled later today. we'll get specific details on this new guideline. back to you. >> all right, katherine creag. thank you. the former prison worker who are helped two inmates escape in upskate new york is now serving her sentence in westchester county. joyce mitchell was sent to the bedford hills correctional facility yesterday. it's the largest women's prison in the state. mitchell was sentenced to up to seven years behind bars after admitting to smuggling tools
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into the prison where she once worked for inmates david sweat and richard matt. it's 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s on this thursday morning. >> good morning, guys. you need to break out the jackets this morning. very cool out there. it stays windy and gray throughout the day. we're tracking rain to the south and east. a better chance for rain as we head into tonight and friday. for the weekend, late in the weekend, early next week, we're watching joaquin, now a major hurricane. here's a look at storm tracker. you can see some very light showers off to the south, places like monmouth and ocean counties. it's dry from new york city into the hudson valley. today. breezy and cool right now, 56 degrees. temperatures don't go that far. you can see in your first forecast, stuck in the low 60s throughout the afternoon. major change from yesterday. light showers are a possibility. have your umbrella if you want to be on the safe side. i don't expect a lot of heavy rain on this thursday. from hurricane joaquin coming up in a few. right now t lauren scala is here
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with a look at your commute. >> good morning, everybody. if you're headed to the airport to pick someone up today or if you're traveling into town, we have up to 60-minute delays on arrival at newark and up to 30-minute delays on arrival at both laguardia and jfk. that's all because of windy conditions. check in with your individual carriers. as far as the buses, most of the detours have cleared. still a few out there. nj transit buses all back on their regular routes and schedules. your trains look good as well. not seeing any delays or service changes on your major commuter lines or subways. and you do have to move your car today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead. >> lauren, thanks very much. 5:36 now. to a commuter alert, that rush-hour ride is going to cost you more in new jersey. the new jersey transit fare hike took effect overnight. tracie strahan is at penn station with breakdown. in some cases, it's a dollar more a trip, but it could be dozens of dollars and hundreds of dollars over the course of a year.
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>> reporter: we're talking double digits in some cases, michael. we haven't seen a lot of people at the ticket counter just yet. they're going to be in for a surprise when they do line up. it goes into effect today. a lot of commuters aren't exactly sure what they're paying for. this is a fare hike that was approved back in july unanimously by new jersey transit. bus and rail fare starting today are going to go up 9%. that's the fifth increase for new jersey transit since 2002. again, here are some of the examples we've been showing you this morning. a one-way rail fare from clifton to hoboken will go from $5.25 to $5.50. that's up a quarter. but a ten-trip bus ticket from fair lawn to port authority will go up $4 from $47 to $51. this is a hike, however, that comes at a time when service has made headlines. trains have been delayed. if you go to new jersey transit transit's twitter account, you can see them apologizing to commuters because of switch problems and because of the some
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that hudson river rail tunnel. amtrak officials warned lawmakers if they fix those tunnels, they'd have to close one at a i'm. that's a project that could limit service even more and likely come with a big price tag that could be passed down to commuters. no big line at the ticket counter yerkts but when people come today, they may be in for our bit of a surprise. even though the fare hike was approved back in july, a lot of people say they didn't know anything about it. you're not going to see it on new jersey's website. nothing on their social media accounts just yet. i have a feeling they're going to be responding to a lot of commuters this morning. back to you. >> thanks very much. several new york city councilmembers are taking legal action against the indian point power plant in westchester county. the group is supporting an appeal calling for the plan to institute sweeping safety changes or close outright. they say any sort of accident or terrorist attack at the plant would put millions of new yorkers in danger. federal officials insist indian
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a community will say good-bye today at a funeral for a high school quarterback who died after taking a hard hit on the field. students cried and consoled each other yesterday outside evan murray's wake in washington township. the 17-year-old honor student at warren hills high school died last friday of massive internal bleeding from a lacerated spleen. >> i was talking to a teacher. they said on monday you could hear a pin drop in the high school. there was nobody talking, nobody just -- they were just walking around, doing what they had to do. >> in fact, that high school, as we see some of his teammates there, is closed today. and happening today, the rutgers football player arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman after a game is expected to face a challenge. carroo has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. police say the star receiver slammed a woman on to the concrete following a game last month. he was suspended indefinitely.
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six other players facing charges in other crimes were kicked off the team last month. coming up on 5:40. happening today, the queensboro president is going to meet with the company behind coachella. aeg live is hoping to bring one of the largest rock festivals to corona park. if approved, it would be an event called panorama taking place next june. but there's another smaller festival, the governor's ball, also held in the same month. >> a little competition. >> see what's going to happen. 5:40 right now. still ahead, new options for your facebook page. the changes being tested out. also ahead, a terrifying crash. you're going to see the moment a taxi speeds on to a sidewalk right into a group of children. and weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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he only has a couple bruised fingers. not clear if he'll miss any time. the billionaire owner of the brooklyn nets showed up at training camp and showed off some of his own skills. he demonstrated a martial arts regiment designed to aid agility. players had mixed results. that's hard to do. >> pretty cool. >> two opposing things at the same time. >> my daughter plays basketball. i'll have her balancing on a ball. >> it's 5:44. >> i want to see you guys doing that at the anchor desk. >> i think you don't, actually. >> that'll cheer us up. we got a little rough weather heading our way. we need something to brighten our day. but here's a look outside.
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it's quiet, breezy, and cool. get ready for a big change temperature-wise. temperatures in the 50s right now. yesterday it almost felt like summer. it was tropical, muggy. now it's cool and there's a fall feel outside. temperatures in the 50s all around the region. it's breezy as well. light jackets are needed on this thursday morning. here's a look at joaquin. now a major category 3 storm. winds of 120 miles per hour. hurricane warnings in effect for the bahamas. they're absolutely getting pounded over the next couple days. panel paths. these are the computer model forecasts. not a whole lot of agreement here. unfortunately, we're trying to pinpoint a path for you and for us. it's not working out so well. there is a trend, and there has been a trend for landfall in the carolinas, virginia area. several models still hinting at that. but there's other models taking hurricane joaquin very close, too close, in fact, to new york city and the tri-state. other models, out to sea, especially the european model. still quite a spread there. we're trying to narrow it down. we'll be able to do so over the next couple days. right now, the winds 120 miles
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per hour. joaquin is not done strengthening. expected to reach category 4 status with winds of 140 miles per hour, eventually pulling out of the bahamas by late friday into saturday. then we're looking at the landfall time frame after sunday. sunday night potentially in the mid-atlantic and towards the carolinas, virginia, as a weaker storm. if the storm parallels the coast more, it would be in our region monday night into tuesday morning as a potential weak hurricane or strong tropical storm. coastal flooding not related to joaquin is a concern right now, in fact, through high tide this morning and again tonight. this is minor. the winds piling on the water there. tomorrow, another coastal flooding watch in effect. also, the winds are picking up out there. high pressure giving us a little squeeze. we have these winds coming in off the water tomorrow morning through saturday. we're talking about winds gugs
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gusting up to 60 miles per hour. we could even have some power outage, especially as we head to south of the city through the weekend. it's going to be a windy weekend. it's going to be raw and chilly. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. on and off rain, especially tomorrow night into saturday morning. then watching the potential for joaquin as we head into early next week. a lot going on in the weather department. let's see about the roads, if they're busy. lauren scala has a look at that. >> good morning. the roads are in good shape. one trouble spot out there on the long island expressway. westbound out between exits 43 and 42, there's debro is on the roadway. we're going to take a live look at some of the delays out there. this is what it looks like out at exit 43. very heavy delays go back to exit 46. you'll want to head to the service road or the northern state parkway instead. that is moving along quite nicely. we'll continue to keep an eye on this, but traffic is building and subject to closure. in smith town, an accident investigation. main street is shut down in both
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directions. something else to keep in mind. if you are getting on the new york state throughway, i promise there are delays heading southbound. just one lane is open out there between exit 14b and the spring valley tolls. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up. >> okay, lauren. thank you. it's 5:48. right now a young girl fighting for her life after a scary accident in the bronx. a livery cab jumped a curb and plowed into a group of a mother and her children. an 8-year-old girl was pinned underneath the car. we're told witnesses tried to lift that car, but it was too heavy. we talked to the girl's babysitter who rode with her to the hospital. >> it was a very bad experience, watching them cry for their mom and for their dad. >> the little girl's brother and mother were also hurt, but they are okay. the driver stayed at the scene. he tells news 4 he thinks the
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car malfunctioned and he's heartbroken over the accident. police are now investigating a second child's death involving the mother accused of tossing her newborn daughter to her death in the bronx. jennifer berry pleaded not guilty to murder charges after allegedly tossing her daughter from a seventh floor window on monday. prosecutors are reopening the investigation into the death of her son. the 2 1/2-week-old boy was found dead in the basement of her home. this was in 2008. at the time, the medical examiner ruled the newborn had died of natural causes. we are learning this morning a fordham university student's claim of being attacked in the bronx was just a hoax. the student reported being sexually assaulted in an alley off east fordham road sunday morning. but the school says she admitted yesterday to making the whole thing up after police determined the attack never happened. from now on, the famous stone wall inn cannot be torn down. it has to stand as a symbol of the gay rights civil rights movement.
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the greenwich village bar was designated as a historical landmark. patrons battled with police, and that led to progress in the civil rights of gays and lesbians. facebook has some big changes planned for one of its most viewed features, profile pictures. users will soon be able to replace their profile picture with a short video clip that runs on a loop. you'll also be able to have your profile picture automatically changed at a scheduled time. facebook says it's also making profile pictures and videos bigger and more prominent. well, does how you use twitter affect what you tweet? a new study in the journal of communication claims tweets sent from a mobile device are 25% more negative than tweets sent from computers. betweens were also found to be more negative during the early morning and late evening hours. that's interesting. >> people snapping out because they're upset. >> losing e ing ing their mind on the way home from work. 5:50 now. flashback to a memorable day. a movie shoot taking place on the hudson river.
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a group of california surfers telling a whale of a tell after a close encounter in the ocean. the surfers caught waves and this gray whale off the coast of san diego. one surfer pulled out his camera and started recording. it's not uncommon to see these whales. they're usually headed to mexico this time of year, but it is rare to get this close. film crews are now shooting the movie that depicts the miracle on the hudson. cameras from the top of the rock on our building here in the comcast building captured the activity going on in the hudson river yesterday. the barge is set up on the river. this is off west 38th street. the filming here in new york expected to continue through friday. raphael, i'll ask you to put your film director's hat on. something tells me they'll have to hold off for a little bit. >> they just might. of course, they're depicting something that took place in january. so the cooler weather is probably okay. >> of course, we're watching hurricane joaquin now, a
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category 3 storm. i want to talk about the potential impacts we could have. three forecast tracks right now. number one, out to sea. this is what we want to happen. the european model, which has performed very well, has been locked on to this solution for days now. so there is some hope there, but it's only about 10% because the european model is basically the only one that's been locked on. it can give us a surprise every once in a while. if that were to happen, it would be breezy all weekend, but no major impact. this would be the worst-case scenario. track number two would be an impact of landfall in the mid-atlantic or here in the northeast in and around new york city. there is a 35% chance of that happening based on the current model. data. that would be major impacts, damaging winds, flooding, power outage, the whole nine yards. we've been through it before. we know what to expect at least. that's 35% chance, a moderate chance of that happening. track number three, that's a mid-atlantic, carolina landfall. that's where the greatest chance is based on the information right now. about a 55% chance of that
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happening. even if it makes landfall across the carolinas, we'll feel the effects in terms of strong winds, maybe beach erosion and coastal flooding. the strongest winds will stay to the south. we'll still be feeling it late weekend into early next week. we're going to try to narrow it down, but we need to start preparations now. >> all right. thank you. >> lauren, how is the commute going? >> a couple of problems out there. one in new jersey. a disabled truck southbound on the western spur of the turnpike. heading over to the long island expressway, a debris spill out there westbound by exit 43. three lanes are shut down. all lanes are subject to closure. might want to head over to the service road or the northern state parkway to avoid sitting in these delays. >> all right, lauren. thank you. mayor de blasio's helping an overnight department of transportation crew pave some roads on staten island. here's some photos that were
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stretch of arthur kill road. back in may, the mayor announced he allocated more than $240 million in the budget to pave 500 additional miles of roads over the next two years. coming up next at 6:00, new proposals to deal with the topless women and performers in times square. also at 6:00 a.m., the new rules to beef up credit card security. what's happening today that will help you in case your personal information is stolen. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. we'll be back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new york." during blinds to go's early fall savings sale, save 20 to 30% on all the season's latest looks in cellular shades and cascade double shades. that'll really make you look smart. blinds to go.
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and you're now paying more to ride nj transit. the fare hike that just went into effect. "today in new york" starts mow. good morning, everyone. it's thursday morning, october 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. watching today and what could be happening over the next couple days. >> a lot of busy weather coming our way. nothing to do with joaquin, but it's very windy out there. we have a fall feel. temperatures are way down. you need jackets all the sudden. temperatures stuck in the low to mid-60s today. we haven't had a raw day like this in quite some time. not a lot of rain today. maybe a few showers, especially off to the south and east. grab the sweaters as you're heading out the door. you'll need them with temperatures breezy and in the 60s. we'll have the latest on where joaquin may be headed coming up. right now, lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning, everyone. if you're headed out to the long island expressway, things are actually looking a little bit better out there. there was a debris spill by exit 43. delays are easing out.
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it looks like most of the lanes have reopened. you should be in for a nicer it ride there. then heading over to smith town, we have a closure out there within an accident investigation on main street. that's in both directions between hemlock lane and terry road. you can use other local streets to get around this. more weather and traffic ahead. while you were sleeping, new fare hikes went into effect for nj transit riders. tracie strahan is live at penn station with a look at how it affects commuters. >> reporter: good morning. we just saw first hand while it's certainly wider inside newark penn station, the 9% increase goes into effect today. it's already getting mixed reviews. in is something that was approved back in july by new jersey transit unanimously. we saw new paper signs inside giving commuters a heads up about the fare hike today. this is the fifth increase since 2002.
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charge to dozens of dollars to buzz and rail fares. here's another example. from the monthly pass for the metro park to penn station rail line, it will be a $26 increase, $284 to $310. one-way bus fare from lakewood to port authority, $17.50 to $19. that's up $1.50. we went inside those long lines and talked to commuters about how this is affecting them. >> i usually pay $9. only up 75 cents. >> you okay with that? >> yeah, i'm okay with that. >> reporter: the fare hike comes at a time when service has certainly made headlines. trains are often delayed because of the repairs on that crumbling hudson river rail tunnel between new jersey and new york. we should point out that inside the ticket machines are having issues. a lot of people complaining about that this morning, darlene, and that's something making them late. a lot of people telling me on twitter that their fares are
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going up as well, and they're certainly not happy about it. back to you. >> no surprise there. tracie, thank you. happening today, officials are planning to hold a town hall meeting that will be tonight in morris park. this is to answer questions about the latest legionnaires' outbreak. one person has die, 13 others infected. this is the latest outbreak. so far inspectors have found the bacteria in 15 cooling towers. many of those towers were on the einstein college campus. one man we spoke to says he wants to check on his relatives. >> i'm going to go home and check on my aunt because she's elderly. most likely i'm going to be staying with a friend. >> bacteria has been found in cooling towers in calvary hospital, chase bank and lehman high school. happening now, anxious homeowners along the east coast are waiting to see where hurricane joaquin ends up. the storm is expected to head toward the u.s. after reaching the bahamas today. as a precaution, new york city officials are advising residents
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hurricane evacuation zone they're in. >> i don't know which zone i am. >> some people go, some people stay. >> on the upper east side last night, the city's office of emergency management handed out emergency go bags to more than 150 residents. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael, you guys are watching different computer projections. it's interesting. these projections can be very varied. >> such a spread right now. the good news, this is several days away. we're talking about monday into tuesday. we have time now to mentally and physically prepare for what may be coming our way. we don't have to panic just yet. here's a look at your weather headlines for today. cool, windy, and gray outside. turning breezy already. not related to joaquin. we're dealing with winds out there. rain in the forecast on and off over the next few days, especially south and east of town. we are tracking joaquin, now a major category 3 hurricane. here's a look at storm tracker this morning. tracking some light rain off to the south. monmouth and ocean counties seeing showers moving in.
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dry from new york city north and west. temperatures in the 50s right now. it's 56 and breezy and stays that way throughout the day. look at those temperatures. we haven't seen this in quite some time. 60s, low to mid-60s, below average temperature day. on and off showers a possibility. we'll have the latest advisory on hurricane joaquin coming up in just a few minutes. right now lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning. everything is looking much better than it was a little while ago. we still have some airport delays out there. up to 60 minutes on arrivals at newark. up to 30 minutes on arrivals at laguardia and jfk. make sure to check in with your carrier to see if you are affected by that. it doesn't affect every flight. as far as the ferries go, everything running on its regular route and schedule. for staten island ferry commuters, the new overnight schedule went into effect. plenty more ways to get around for people who work overnight or just like to go out. here's your commuter checklist. trains are looking good. that includes the subways. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today.
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>> and those people appreciate you looking out for them, lauren. 6:05 on this thursday morning. in the news this morning, a community will say good-bye today at the funeral for a high school quarterback who died after taking a hard hit on the field. students cried and consoled each other yesterday outside evan murray's wake in washington township. the 17-year-old honor student at warren hills high school died last friday of massive internal bleeding from a lacerated spleen. >> i was talking to a teacher. they said on monday you could hear a pin drop in the high school. every -- there was nobody talking, nobody just -- they were just walking around, doing what they had to do. >> the high school is closed today. new this morning, the midnight deadline for congress to extend the zadroga act has come and gone. the legislation provides millions of dollars in health care for first responders who became sick after working at the world trade center site. the program still has enough funding to continue into next year.
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action by the end of december, the program will begin shutting down by next summer. today, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will speak to the u.n. general assembly. he may discuss the deal with iran. on wednesday, the palestinian flag was raised for the first time at the u.n. palestinian leader mahmoud abbas told the general assembly his people are living under israeli occupation. the secret service is back in the spotlight, this time for a breach of privacy. the inspector general's report finds that agents improperly accessed a file on utah congressman jason chaffetz. it was his old application to work for the agency to try and become a secret service agent. he's now leading an investigation into secret service missteps. agents believe they had some embarrassing information about him and apparently threatened to release it. and there's new developments in hillary clinton's e-mails. we're finding out now that russian hackers tried to get into her private server.
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he mails sent to clinton five times with malicious software attached. clinton's campaign insisted her server was never breached. the state department has also released 6,000 more pages of hillary clinton's e-mails. in this morning's cnbc money deadline in the fight against credited card fraud. cnbc's landondown dowdy joins us with those details. >> good morning. you may have received a new credit or debit card in the mail with a microchip, part of a shift in the way we pay. a new study finds millions of credit card holders, or six in ten, still haven't received a chip enabled card. startling today, merchants and not card issuers will be responsible for fraudulent transactions if they don't upgrade their checkouts. the new cards are intended to fight fraud. and facebook rolls out new mobile features to let users better personalize their profiles. this includes a short looping
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clip you can use instead of a static picture. similar to a vine video. facebook is also giving users more ways to control their privacy. guys, what do you think? michael, i see you posting a video dancing as your profile picture. >> you knew it already. >> landon, i want you with a beyonce fan in your hair. >> and smoke. >> exactly. thanks, landon. up next, deadline day for mayor de blasio for the times square task force. we'll tell you about some new proposals aimed at reining in those costume characters and topless women. later, new peace of mind when you travel. find out which airline is letting passengers keep tabs on their checked luggage. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look there at the belt parkway. very busy getting on by jfk.
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6:12 right now. here are four things to know this morning. new fare hikes went into effect fares rose by about 9%. meantime, there's some good news for staten island ferry riders. there's a new schedule that went into effect overnight. the ferry now runs every 30 minutes overnight. and hundreds of thousands of calphalon pizza cutters are being recalled because the handle could break. for more information, head to nbcnewyork.com nbcnewyork.com. one winning ticket to the $310 million powerball jackpot was sold in michigan. >> 6:14. we're such haters. we're like, yay, whatever. >> meanwhile, in michigan
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>> soconfetti, balloons, everything. not so much here. we're tracking hurricane joaquin right now. getting the latest information in. we're just getting in one of the new american models that was taking the storm close to new york city. now it's taking it out to sea, towards cape cod. sohy we're seeing these models ch yange constantly. we're trying to get all the latest information. in fact, the national weather service is sending up extra balloons to get a better picture of the atmosphere. still, it's a very shaky picture as to where joaquin will head. this gives you an idea. these are the potential paths. still seeing that trend. it's hard to miss towards the mid-atlantic and especially towards virginia and the carolinas. then we're starting to see more of a trend out to sea, which is a great thing. we have to see how these trends evolve evolve. several models still taking joaquin dangerously close to the tri-state tri-state. winds are at 120 miles per hour. rapid intensification happened yesterday. now a major category 3 storm, expected to streurthen even
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further. wi,nds 140 miles per hour by tomorrow morning. then this is when things become hucial. where does joaquin go after sunday morning? will it make landfall sunday across the carolinas? will it head up the coast with the landfall near us? monday into tuesday, major impacts there. or will it hopefully go out to sea? regardless of joaquin, we're dealing with coastal flooding now through tomorrow morning. coastal flood advisory in effect for minor tidal flooding later on this morning and again tonight. another round of coastal flooding into friday morning and night and maybe even into saturday. dealing with winds off the water starting now right through the rest of the weekend. high winds. in fact, a high wind watch in effect for new jersey along the coast. winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. that starts to orrow morning through sat. lots of big weather stories. of course, joaquin the main one. a lot going on over the next few days. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. much cooler weather. you need to dress for it. potential for wind and rain, especially tomorrow afternoon.
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a lot oing on in weather. let's show you what's going on in the world of transit. >> good morning. everything has cleared out. we have some issues in the bronx. still have construction on the westbound cross bronx causing delays. then some emergency construction on the bruckner westbound out between white plains road and the bronx river parkway. now a slow ride on the major deegan. an accident out there. a live look at the delays startingvto build. you can see beneath the alexander hamilton bridge, it's stop and go heading southbound. that does block a lane. it's a little south of this picture. either avoid the deegan for now or leave yourself extra time. if you're getting on the van wyck expressway, delays heading northbound. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> thank you very much, lauren.
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times square task force must deliver their recommendations for cleaning up the tourist hot spot. kerry barrett is here with some proposals. good morning. >> good morning, darlene. we know they're not tearing out those pedestrian plazas. and we know the women and the costumed characters are staying. but there are some proposals as to how all of that is regulated. generally speaking, the idea is that the new york department of transportation will be given authority to regulate where those characters and where those women can stand, maybe even have i.d. numbers assigned to them. but other proposals include giving tourists info on how not to get hustled or pickpocketed. givid ng the city more control over the street vendo p that are in that a area. and also recruiting more wholesome community oriented attractions. all of this would take place der the supervision of a dedicate nypd detail designed specifically to deter illegalthr even just simply aggressive behavior. >> we'll have 107-officer unit.
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that will be an increase in the current 46 assigned there. they will be the s e officers all the time, so they'll be trained on all of the aspects of enforcement in that square. >> the task force was put together just about six weeks ago, but it met for the first time to discuss times square just about two weeks ago. the recommendations should be out later today. we'll have the latest on ours website, nbcnewyork.com, and on the news 4 new york news at noon. happening today, the company behind coachella meets with the queensboro president. aeg live hoping to bring one of the largest rock festivals to corona park. if approved, it would be the backdrop for an event called panorama set for next june. that sets up a showdown with another smaller festival called the governor's ball, also held the same month. maybe they'll try to coordinate. >> have two different -- can't have competing targets.
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>> can you imagine what the city will be like? still ahead, a scare for the playoff bound mets when one of their star players is injured on the field. >> don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter.
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welcome back. 56 degrees. definitely cooler this morning. it's 6:22 on this thursday morning. the playoff bound mets an their
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>> their superstar outfielder johannes cespedes is okay after being hit by a pitch. cespedes struck on the left hand. here it comes. that really hurt. went down immediately. mets fans holding their breath. he left the game, but x-rays came back negative. he's only got a couple bruised fingers. a 90-plus-mile-an-hour ball, that's got to hurt. mets end up losing the game as ndwell, 7-5. hopefully johannes is going to be feeling good after that. >> like you said, it's a 90-mile-an-hour ball. >> that hurts. >> all the small bones in his hand. it's miraculous didn't break any. >> hopefully he'll feeling better soon. meanwhile, taking a look at the weather that we're dealing or will be. >> yeah, pceotentially dealing with depending on the track of the storm. it's all about hurricane joaquin this morning, now a major category 3 storm. three different tracks that may play out. we're going to start with track number one. th "fis is the most desirable but also the least likely right now. about a 10% chance of this happening.
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the european model has been locked on to the solution for days. that's a good sign. the european model performed very well with hurricane sandy. hopefully it's going to do the same thing w h joaquin and take it out to sea. the next scenario, track number two. this is our worst-case scenario. some models are suggesting this dcould happen. about a 35% chance right now of major impacts, landfall near new york city, near the tri-state, anywhere from the mid-atlantic towards long island. of course, the wind damage, flooding, severe flooding, an power outages for days. that would be track number two. now the most likely scenario is track three. according to the model trends, about a 55% chance. we would like to see that greater. not for the carolinas, unfortunately, but for us we would. we want it to go out to sea. but it looks like what would happen right now is landfall to the south. we would still feel impacts, potential for power outages. this is a large hurricane. we may see hurricane-force winds close to the tri-state, even if
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large ocean waves, of course, beach erosion, and rain mainly to south. those are the three potential setups for joaquin. every time we get a new computer model information, we're able to fine-tune that. but that the way it looks right now. we need to s y tuned over the next few days, every few hours. >> best-case scenario, track number one, that's what we're hoping for. all right. >> speaking of track one, how are the trains and roads? >> let's take a look at your commuter checklist. everything is looking good. metro north, lirr, nj transit, path, and subways. no reported delays or service changes. very congested out on the roads. here's the gowanus expressway. really jammed up right now. not sure why. just a lot of people out there. if we get reports of an accident, i'll let you know. definitely leave yourself extra time if you're headed that way. >> all right, lauren. thank you. coming up next, an alert for commuters in new jersey. >> reporter: new jersey transit is ushering in the month of
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i'm tracie strahan live at newark's penn station. more on what that means for commuters who ride the rails and buses. >> reporter: the nypd will begin documenting cases of use of force. what it means for the officers involved physically and the officers who witness it. we'll have the demails coming up. and you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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now at 6:30, hurricane joaquin gaining strength overnight. storm team 4 tracking this powerful system and what it may mean for us. major changes ahead for the nypd. details on new rules being unveiled today. plus new jersey commuters are paying more this morning. the fare hikes that went into effect overnight. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. thursday, brand new month, october 1st at 6:30. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning. raphael mir ran did anda is here with the forecast. >> good morning. we have a brand new weather
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pattern setting up today. much cooler weather out there. it's sweater time outside. a fall feel. it's breezy, 56 degrees. we have some showers off to the south and east. that's where they'll mainly stay today. bring your umbrella if you want to be on the safe side. otherwise cool and breezy throughout the day. not a whole lot of sunshine. a high temperature of 64 degrees. we'll talk more about the potential of hurricane joaquin coming to the tri-state coming up in a few. right now lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning. we have a couple accidents on the roads causing delays. we'll start with the major deegan where southbound after the cross bronx there's an accident in the left lane. you can see the delays building quickly through here. we have delays westbound on the cross bronx and on the bruckner this morning because of construction. keep that in mind. in new jersey, an accident on 78 eastbound by exit 29, which is 287. no reports as to how many lanes are blocked. it's a slow ride getting through here as well. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you.
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nj transit riders now paying more for that morning commute. tracie strahan is live with a look at the fare hikes. many people didn't remember they were going to go into effect. they're going to find it out this morning. >> reporter: it's a rude awakening, michael. it was approved back in july. people are finding out about it today. we're learning that the 9% fare hike is affecting different commuters in different ways. we found out it's already getting mixed reviews. this was approved back in july, but there were white signs by the ticket counter giving commuters a heads up about it today. this is the fifth increase for new jersey transit commuters since 2002. it's adding anything from extra change to dozens of dollars in terms of monthly passes to bus and rail fares. we've been giving this example all morning long. take a look at this rail one-way pass from clifton to hoboken. it'll increase from $5.25 to $5.50. that's only a quarter. but take a look at this ten-ride
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bus trip from fair lawn to port authority. that will increase from $47 to $51. in some cases, it can go up even more for monthly passes. we spoke to some commuters about how they plan to deal with it. >> i usually pay $9. it only went up 75 cents. i'm not too worry. >> you okay with that? >> yeah, i'm okay with that 75 cents. >> this is horrible. it's the service. i got locked out of the service elevator. i had to climb down the stairs. it was really hard. >> reporter: this hike comes at a time when service is making headlines for new jersey transit. trains have been delayed. they apologized on their twitter account. there are repair issues on the hudson river rail tunnels between new york and new jersey. this is something that goes into effect today, michael. i saw someone on my twitter account say he's looking for to an increase by 9% in service. that's something a lot of people are saying. they're wondering exactly where
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this money is going. >> right. they want to the see the payoff in that way. all right, thanks very much. 6:32 right now. happening today, the rutgers football player arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman after a game is expected to face a judge. he's pleaded not guilty to assault charges. police say he slammed a woman on to the concrete following a game last month. carroo is suspended indefinitely. we have breaking news right now in new jersey. multiple cars are on fire. you see it there. over the scene right now in chopper 4. >> michael and darlene, good morning to both of you. an unusual incident here. the skyline auto action in fairfield, new jersey, these are live pictures from chopper 4 over 100 u.s. 46. you can see toward the center part of your screen, several cars still burning. the fire department is out here. they've been able to get at least part of the fire under control. not before about 18 to 20 cars
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the cause of this fire not yet known. no injuries have been reported. we'll continue to keep you up to date. back to you. >> quite the scene there. thank you very much. happening now, tens of millions of people along the east coast watching and waiting as we've been reporting for hurricane joaquin. the storm expected to reach the bahamas today before turning at some point towards the u.s. or not. the exact path still uncertain. communities across our area building sand dunes along the coast just in case. on the upper east side, city's office of emergency management handed out emergency go bags to more than 150 concerned residents. >> i think we'll be prepared. i think it's going to be okay. we learned from the last time. >> in north carolina, crews are preparing for the possibility of hurricane joaquin hitting the outer banks. more meetings planned today. they're going to try to determine whether they should actually start evacuating part of that area. that's a big decision to make.
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it is a big decision to make. lots of impact there. 6:34. meanwhile, time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael, you're tracking three different possible scenarios. >> that's right. but the good news is all of them several days away. we have time now to prepare and to analyze the situation. if it were to make landfall near the tri-state, that wouldn't be until monday or tuesday. it's only thursday. we have sefrlt veral days ahead. one thing we're certain of, it feels much cooler outside. it's a gray kind of sweater day out there. it's windy and a little raw. some rain off to the south and east. again another chance for rain as we head into friday. of course, we're tracking joaquin, now a major category 3 hurricane. here's a live look at storm tracker. the rain right now is very light. some light showers. otherwise dry from new york city into the hudson value ree ley valley. that's going to be the trend throughout the day. 56 degrees. what a cooldown. all that humidity and warmth from yesterday is just gone. you can see temperatures stuck
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in the low to mid-60s today. it'ses a long sleeves day for sure. maybe even time to break out that jacket. a couple showers are possible. we'll talk about those scenarios and how joaquin may affect the tri-state coming up. right now, your commute. >> good morning. we have an update on that 78 accident eastbound by exit 29, 287. that shuts down two lanes. you can see delays building quickly. they go back to exit 26 already. for 78 commuters, build extra time today. late running paving between 293 and long mountain parkway. those delays go back to throughway. another spot to avoid. and if you are getting on the trains, metro north, lirr, and path look good as well as the subways. nj transit, the light rail there river line southbound has 15-minute delays. also one delayed train on the northeast corridor due to an amtrak signal problem. you will want to keep checking in. that could be a problem later on. alternate side of the street
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parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up. today the nypd will release stringent new guidelines for using and documenting force. katherine creag is in midtown with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. why we're here on this very sidewalk, a case of use of force that received national attention when former tennis pro james blake was arrested, taken down in a case of mistaken identity. he was suspected he was part of a credit card fraud ring. he was later released, the officer put on desk duty. also the case of eric garner, who died after a police officer put him in a chokehold. it happened on staten island. there have been other cases. now "the new york times" reports the nypd will establish specific guidelines when there's an encounter between an officer and civilian. there will be documentation when there's use of force, also when there's an arrest, even if a person is cleared. we just talked to a couple people who say this may help in
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communities where cop and civilian relationships need repair. >> potentially, i think so. if it's going in the right direction, it could definitely be a good thing in regards to the citizens feeling a bit more at ease in regards to the nypd. >> i think it would. i think more people would feel more safer. sometimes they don't even ask any questions. they just throw you to the ground. i mean, we've been having a lot of that. >> reporter: and also for other officers who witnessed a colleague using excessive force p they will be disciplined if they don't intervene f they don't make a report of what happened or if they don't get medical help for someone who says they need it according to the times. we'll hear from commissioner bratton later today. he'll have a press conference giving details about these new guidelines. back to you. >> thank you very much, kat. in the bronx, a scary accident leaves a young girl
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a cab jumped a curb and plowed into a group of children. an 8-year-old girl was pinned under the car. we talked with the girl's babysitter who rode with her to the hospital. >> it was a very bad experience watching them cry for their mom and for their dad. >> the little girl's brother and mother were also hurt, but they should be recovering. the driver stayed at the scene. he tells news 4 he thinks his car malfunctioned. he says he's heartbroken over the accident. several new york city councilmembers are taking legal action against the indian point power plant in westchester county. the group is reporting an appeal to institute sweeping safety changes or close outright. they say any sort of accident or terrorist attack at the plant would put millions of new yorkers in danger. federal officials un insist indian
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joyce mitchell was sent to the bedford hills correctional facility yesterday. mitchell had admitted to smuggling tools into the prison where she once worked for inmates david sweat and richard matt. matt was killed and sweat recaptured about three weeks after escaping. new this morning, mayor de blasio is helping department of transportation crews pave some roads on staten island. these pictures were taken in the pothole ridden stretch of arthur kill road. that's in rossville. this is all part of a city wide project. back in may, the mayor announced he had allocated more than $240 million in the budget to pave 500 additional miles of roads over the next two years. now, film crews are shooting the movie that depicts the miracle on the hudson. cameras from the top of the rock here in the comcast building captured the activity on the hudson yesterday afternoon. the scene may look familiar to you. it's for the movie, though.
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that's a barge for the clint eastwood directed film. it's set up on the river off west 38th street. filming is expected to continue through friday, weather permitting. they're re-creating that famous scene we saw for real back in january of that year. >> we watched that pretty amazing scene. >> it's 6:40. coming up next, always worried about losing your luggage? how one airline is now providing peace of mind to nervous travelers. also following breaking news from new jersey. multiple cars -- this is live pictures from chopper 4. this is in fairfield. we'll bring you any updates as they come in.
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we're following breaking news in new jersey. multiple cars on fire. over scene in chopper 4. what's going on? >> well, continuing follow this unusual incident here. the skyline auto auction in fairfield, new jersey. live pictures once again from chopper 4.
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we're over 1 00 u.s. 46. we have about 18 to 20 cars that have been completely destroy. the fire not completely out just yet, even though the fire department is out here on the scene. they've done a good job of getting most of the fire under control. the cause not yet known. no injuries have been reported. i want to take you over to the maps and show you exactly where this is located. here's where the incident is occurring. this is caldwell airport, route 80 and 280 through essex county. we'll continue to deep you up to date. >> thank you. right now, we want to check weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda, let's talk about joaquin and where it could be headed. >> we have some new model information. it's optimistic. good news this morning. not a total celebration, but we have good news. we'll get to that in a minute. we have a big change in terms of the weather right now. it's much cooler than it was yesterday. feels like fall all the sudden. it's october 1st.
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breezy and it's sweater time outside. 56 degrees. let's take another look at hurricane joaquin, still a category 3, dangerous hurricane. really lashing the bahamas, pounding the region with those winds and torrential rain. unfortunately hurricane warnings will continue there. let's get to the potential track. track one, out to sea. that's the one we want to happen. the good news is i've been saying all morning the european model has been locked on that solution out to sea. now it appears that the american model may also be catching on to that trend. it's not a lock. we've seen one model run suggest that. that would increase the percentage from 10 to maybe 20. we'll have to see over the next couple hours. but this chance may be up that it will go out to sea and miss the entire seaboard. that would be great news for everyone. we'll have to watch that very closely. so that's the latest trend. again, track number two, this is the worst-case scenario. we still have to be prepared for this possibility. right now we're calling it a moderate 35% chance.
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the tri-state. major impacts, the power outages for days. damaging wind, severe flooding, and coastal flooding. track number three, this has been the most likely scenario up until now. again, this may be changing. that has been the greatest chance over the past couple days. we would still see wind and heavy rain. that timeline would be a little earlier. large waves, beach erosion, and whole nine yards. we have a coastal flood advisory in effect. minor tidal flooding going on right now for new york city and the jersey shore. another round tomorrow into saturday. coastal flooding will be a concern as well as high winds. we have a high wind watch for those areas shaded in orange from the highlands towards beach haven. winds could be gusting up to 60 miles per hour starting tomorrow. there's a look at the seven-day forecast. much cooler weather into the weekend.
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windy throughout. watching the potential for joaquin sunday, monday, and perhaps into tuesday. right now lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning, everyone. a couple accidents causing delays and very crowded roads today. on 78 eastbound by exit 29, 287 an accident out there blocks two lanes. you can see extensive delays through here. then heading over to rochelle park southbound on 17, there's an accident out by central avenue. you can see delays go back to a little past route 4 at this point. expect stop and go through there. we'll take a live look outside at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel, where you have about a 20-minute wait here. 15 minutes at most inbound the upper level of the george washington bridge. no reported delays at the holland tunnel this morning. heading to new york state throughway southbound there's an accident on the shoulder. head hg further south here on the major deegan after the cross bronx expressway, an accident in the left lane causing heavy delays as well. not a fun ride there.
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heading to queens on the cross island northbound out before hempstead turnpike, an accident here also jamming things up. little problems here and there. nothing closed. everything is open and moving along. if you need to move your car today, you certainly do because alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. >> thank you very much. 6:48. coming up next, we'll tell you luggage. twitter.
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welcome back. amnyic g airlineses is quietly expanded a program to allow all customers to track their checked bag and make it easier to find luggage that's lost. for now, the feature is only available on the american airlines website. passengers must enter their last name and a record locator, which is on the boarding pass, or the bag tag number on the claim ticket. the airline says it scans baggage each time it's loaded on and off a plane, making it easy to track. >> okay. >> there you go. >> so it's no the in the pittsburgh when you're in laguardia. >> but if it's lost, it doesn't
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matter. "today" show coming up. we want to check in with matt and see what's ahead. >> hey, michael, darlene. good to see you both. coming up, joaquin now a major category 3 hurricane. you've been talking about it all morning. it is expected to strengthen even more. this morning al is keeping a close eye on those potential paths as preparation begin from florida all the way to new england. also ahead, republican presidential candidate jeb bush will join us in our studio for a live interview. and we'll kick off our pink power campaign in honor of breast cancer awareness month with what every woman needs to know about detection, treatment, and recovery. all that and more as we get started on "today." batten down the hatches. here comes savannah. she's back from her potty break. >> hello. did i miss anything? >> he had to put you on blast, didn't he? >> yeah. anyway, guys, keep our fingers crossed had goes elsewhere. >> absolutely.
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the skyline auto auction in fairfield, new jersey, live pictures from chopper 4. we were the first on the scene here over 100 u.s. 46. you can see about 18 to 20 cars have now been destroyed. the cause of this fire not yet known. no injuries have been reported. of course, we'll continue to keep you up to date. back to you. >> thank you. today the nypd will release new guidelines for using and documenting force. >> katherine creag is in midtown with the details on that. >> reporter: and darlene and michael, each and every police officer would have to document use of force cases. there was a widely known case that happened right here when james blake, the former tennis pro was arrested and later released. it was a case of mistaken identity. "the new york times" reports that police commissioner er er bratton will talk about this later and the nypd will establish specific guidelines when there's an encounter between an officer and civilian when there's use of force.
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involved physically in an incident, they would still have to intervene and document it or face discipline. back to you. >> kat, thanks so much. now to tracie strahan. he's been at penn station this morning. details on the new fare hike that went into effect overnight. >> reporter: this is a hike that comes as we have learned that a northeast corridor train is delayed up to 25 minutes due to a signal problem. the very thing that has new jersey transit commuters questioning why they're paying more. this 9% hike went into effect today. it's the fifth such hike since 2002 for new jersey transit. there are signs we saw posted next to ticket machines inside of newark penn station giving commuters a heads up about this, but it comes at a time when service on new jersey transit has made headlines. trains are often delayed, and there are issues with the hudson river tunnel. a lot of people questioning why they're paying so much more starting today. back to you. >> thanks, tracie. one more check of traffic right now. lauren scala has that.
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new ones for long island commuters. two accidents on the long island expressway. one of them westbound after exit 51 in dicks hills. that blocks the left lane. another out there westbound after -- or right before exit 41. that's on the shoulder. delays building quickly as well. over on the major deegan southbound after the cross bronx expressway, an accident blocking the left lane for about 30 minutes. delays go back almost into westchester county. into new jersey where 78 eastbound, an accident out there by 287 blocks a lane. >> all right, lauren. thanks very much. raphael, so much going on. where do we stand? >> hurricane joaquin may be going out to sea. it's too early to say. we'll have the latest information at noon. stay with us throughout the next few days. 64 degrees for your high for today. breezy and sweater weather. big change out there. maybe a few showers south and east of town. the big story today, the temperature difference. tonight we're down to 50 in the city. the coolest night in a long time in the city.
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it's raw, windy. 40s north and west of town. this cool weather is here to stay into the weekend. in fact, tomorrow's high temperature, only 56 degrees. coming off the hottest september on record. watching out for joaquin potentially monday and maybe even into tuesday. of course, the latest coming up. >> thanks so much. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. breaking overnight, joaquin, a major category three hurricane and getting stronger. the east coast on alert from florida to new england. where does the latest forecast have this powerful storm headed? new airstrikes. russn jets carry out more bombings in syria overnight as the u.s. bomb the russians for fanning the flames. >> that approach is tantamount to pouring gasoline on the fire. >> as tensions heat up between
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washington and moscow, what exactly is putin up to? drip, drip, drip. the latest batch of hillary clinton's e-mails show spammers tried to hack into her e-mail account. did a leading republican admit the benghazi investigation was motivated by politics? jeb bush live in studio 1a. the search is on for the holder of the one and only winning ticket for the $310 million powerball lottery. who are you, and give us a call. today, thursday, october 1st, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. big storm coming. lot of suspense about where it's headed. >> we always talk about the u.s. model and the european model. let's keep our fingers crossed the europeans are right this time.
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they have it possibly going out to sea. >> we know you have a pension for european models. >> one in particular. >> that's the top story this morning, hurricane joaquin intensifying to a category 3 overnight as it nears the bahamas. let's start with kerry sanders, in the bahamas this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. folks here are waking up, and they're surprised to find out what was a category 1 is now a category 3. that's 120-mile-per-hour winds. it looks like nassau is only going to get brushed by this hurricane. as we look at the satellite image, the focus of joaquin's movements is further to the east on the outer islands here. there are 70 islands in the chain, and some are populations as little as 100 people. maybe some up to about 3,000. they're going to get dead hit today.
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some already experiencing these tropical force and hurricane force winds. so they're going to be cut off, and the damage assessments will come in later in the day. the big question is, where is joaquin headed? a lot of eyes and attention on what was a category 1 and now a category 3 hurricane. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >> what are you hearing? i'm watching you work the board. what's the latest? >> the american model is coming in, and we haven't really rendered that out yet. it's moving a little further east and maybe starting to agree with the euro a little bit. let's show you what's going on. this is a changeable situation. no matter what happens, we're going to feel the effects along the east coast. it's how much will we feel? right now, this is a category 3 storm. probably before it's over, it will become a 4. right now, it is currently 65 miles south-southeast of bahamas. 120-mile-per-hour winds.
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